The Biden administration just invited the United Nations (UN) to investigate America’s racism, the New York Post reports.
This comes about a year after the death of George Floyd in police custody. That death, which the left claims to be a race-based incident and the latest example of the unjust treatment by the police against Black people, intensified claims that America is suffering from systemic racism.
The Biden administration’s invitation also follows a report, released by the UN last month, in which UN Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called upon countries around the world to “start dismantling racism.”
“Confront the scourge”
The invitation was extended to the UN this week by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
In a press release, Blinken stated, “the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues.”
Blinken revealed that, “as a first step,” the administration “reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.”
Blinken concluded by saying, “responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record; rather, they should acknowledge it with the intent to improve.”
“I urge all UN member states to join the United States in this effort, and confront the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia. Because when all people – regardless of their race or ethnicity – are free to live up to their full potential, our collective security is strengthened,” he added.
Among those to criticize this inviting of the UN to study perceived U.S. racism was Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).
“Totally pathetic,” Cotton said. “Laura, Tony Blinken, like his boss, Joe Biden, is sticking a kick me sign on Uncle Sam’s back here.”
Similarly, former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the invitation “flat-out insane” and said that it makes America look “ridiculous.” Haley even went so far as to call the UN “a cesspool of political bias.”
Both Cotton, Haley, and others argued that if the Biden administration was serious about combatting human rights abuses they would invite the UN to visit a place like China or Cuba.